Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Ethiopian Cargo adds Bangkok and Hanoi flights

Ethiopian Cargo has launched freighter flights to Bangkok and Hanoi, with the first flight taking off on 16 August. Flight number ET3628 leaves Addis Ababa on Fridays at 11.55 and lands in Hanoi at 21.30 local time using a Boeing 777 Freighter. It then leaves Vietnam at 23.30 and lands in Bangkok at 01.00 on […]

Ethiopian Cargo connects Chongqing with the world

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has connected Chongqing with Africa and the Americas on a weekly cargo flight. The weekly Boeing 777-200 Freighter service was launched on 26 June and passes through Shanghai – Chongqing – Delhi – Addis Ababa – Lagos – Sao Paulo – Quito – Miami. Located in southwest China adjacent to […]

First 737-800 freighter joins Ethiopian Cargo fleet

Ethiopian COVID-19 Vaccine airlift exceeds 50 million doses

Ethiopian Cargo took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 Freighter on 1 March, to be used on short haul services in Africa and the Middle East. The 737-800 has a capacity of 23 tonnes, and joins the fleet of Boeing 777-200 Freighters, and passenger aircraft consisting of Airbus A350s, Boeing 787-8s and -9s, Boeing 777-300ERs […]

Ethiopian Cargo takes delivery of 8th B777F

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eight Boeing 777 Freighter, which arrived in Addis Ababa on 10 November. As part of the company’s 15-year Vision 2025 plan, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services plans to generate $2 billion of revenue with 19 freighter aircraft, and transport 820,000 tonnes of cargo to 57 […]

Ethiopian Cargo connects Miami with Africa for the first time

History was made on 29 August when Ethiopian Cargo touched down in Miami, creating the first-ever cargo route between the African continent and the Florida city. The twice-weekly scheduled flights to Addis Ababa will operate on a route including intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium on inbound and outbound services, all utilising a Boeing […]

“Exceptional” year for Ethiopian Airlines as freight grows 18%

Freight traffic at Ethiopian Airlines grew 18 per cent in the 2017/18 fiscal year as the airline expanded its fleet and network. The airline handled 400,339 tons during the year, with operating revenue growing 43 per cent to 89.1 billion Ethiopian birr (ETB) and net profit standing at 6.8 billion ETB ($241.6 million). The fleet […]

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines form joint venture

DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company to provide much needed freight capacity and logistics infrastructure in Africa. The new Ethiopian-based company will be called DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services, with majority stakeholder Ethiopian Airlines providing regulatory and operational support, and DHL will establish air, ocean and […]

Ethiopian launches freighter flights from Bahir Dar to Liege

Ethiopian Cargo has launched freighter flights from Bahir Dar to Liege, carrying 45 tons of flowers on the inaugural service on 24 January. The airline’s Group chief executive officer, Tewolde Gebremariam says the route is an important milestone in Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services’ history, offering direct freighter services dedicated to flowers with the aim […]

Ethiopian Cargo to lease two 737-800 Freighters from GECAS

Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics Services has committed to lease two Boeing 737-800 Freighters from GECAS, which will have joined the fleet by January 2019. The aircraft will be converted by Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) and leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), with the first delivery expected in June 2018, and the second following in January […]

Ethiopian Airlines orders four Boeing 777Fs

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered four Boeing 777 Freighters in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices. The deal includes a new order for two freighters. It also includes two freighters the carrier announced as a commitment in June that finalised into a firm order and posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries […]

Ethiopian Airlines welcomes first 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, making it the first African airline to operate the aircraft. The aircraft is being leased through an agreement with AerCap and was flown directly from Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington to Addis Ababa, a non-stop flight of 8,354 miles. The carrier is the first […]

Ethiopian Airlines merges with airport operator

Ethiopian Airlines Group has merged with the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise to form the Aviation Holding Group following regulatory approval by the Council of Ministers. The new Holding Group comprises of Ethiopian Airports Enterprises, Passenger Airline, Cargo Airline & Logistics Company, Ethiopian Aviation Academy, Ethiopian Inflight Catering Services, Ethiopian MRO Services and Ethiopian Hotel & Tourism […]

Ethiopian Airlines orders 10 more A350-900s for its long-haul network

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered an additional 10 Airbus A350-900s to enable further development of its long-haul network. The airline took delivery of its first A350 in June 2016, making it the first African operator of this aircraft, and Ethiopian now has four A350s, two of which are on lease. Ethiopian Airlines Group chief executive officer, […]

Ethiopian Airlines orders two 777 Freighters and 10 737 MAX 8s

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters valued at $651.4 million, as well as exercising the option for 10 737 MAX 8s. The commitment was announced at the Paris Air Show, and the additional 737s will make it the largest 737 MAX operator in Africa, bringing its firm orders to 30. Ethiopian Airlines Group […]

Ethiopian Airlines to host ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum

Ethiopian Airlines is to host the ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum from 27 – 29 June with the theme “Action for the Sustainable Development of Air Cargo in Africa”. The forum, which will be held at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa conference hall, will bring together policy-makers, air transport regulators, representatives from […]

Ethiopian adds Ahmedabad to Indian network

Ethiopian Cargo is to add a freighter service to Ahmedabad in India with flights starting from 28 March. Ahmedabad is home to more than six million people, India’s second oldest stock exchange and is a large producer of cotton, and will be Ethiopian’s fifth Indian cargo gateway. Ethiopian started cargo flights to India in the […]

Many issues to discuss as Air Cargo Africa returns for another year

There will be much to talk about at Air Cargo Africa in Johannesburg, with five panels discussing issues including Africa’s potential and overcapacity, and forum sessions including pharmaceuticals and perishables. The action will kick off with a welcome address by STAT Media Group editor-in-chief, R K Patra at 11.00h on Tuesday 21 February, followed by […]